Contents

- 1 How do you make a pentagon with a compass?
- 2 How do you construct a pentagon in a circle?
- 3 How do you make a shape with a compass?
- 4 Do you have difficulty in constructing a pentagon?
- 5 What is one angle of a pentagon?
- 6 How do you draw a polygon with 3 sides?
- 7 How do you draw a circle around the Pentagon?
- 8 Which is the correct way to build the Pentagon?

## How do you make a pentagon with a compass?

Put the point of the compass on M and extend it so the pencil touches A. Draw an arc that crosses line XO; we will call this intersection “R”. Move the point of the compass onto A and extend it so the pencil now touches R. The radius of your compass is now equal to the length of the sides of your pentagram.

## How do you construct a pentagon in a circle?

The steps are as follows:

- Draw a circle in which to inscribe the pentagon and mark the center point O.
- Draw a horizontal line through the center of the circle.
- Construct a vertical line through the center.
- Construct the point M as the midpoint of O and B.
- Draw a circle centered at M through the point A.

**How do you draw a polygon with a compass?**

Start with the point of the compass on point A and make an make the arc around B. Then place the point of the compass on the right most intersection and make an arc connecting with the other, enclosing point B. 6. First, make two marks above points A and B using the original arbitrary length of compass.

### How do you make a shape with a compass?

Read the instructions carefully and follow them exactly.

- Draw a line in your exercise book.
- Label the ends A and B.
- Place the point of your compass at point A.
- Draw a circle with the compass point at A.
- Draw another circle with the compass point at B without changing the radius width.
- The circles cross at two points.

### Do you have difficulty in constructing a pentagon?

Constructing a pentagon is easy and it is not difficult. If you use a ruler etc. it is that difficult.

**What’s a 6 sided shape?**

hexagon

In geometry, a hexagon (from Greek ἕξ, hex, meaning “six”, and γωνία, gonía, meaning “corner, angle”) is a six-sided polygon or 6-gon. The total of the internal angles of any simple (non-self-intersecting) hexagon is 720°.

#### What is one angle of a pentagon?

The measure of one interior angle of a regular pentagon is 108 degrees.

#### How do you draw a polygon with 3 sides?

Method 2 of 3: Perhaps the easiest regular polygons to identify are the equilateral triangle (with three sides of the same length and internal angles of 60 degrees each) and the square (with four sides of the same length and internal angles of 90 degrees each).

**Can you draw a pentagon with a compass?**

Erase the circle when you no longer need it as a guide. You can also draw a pentagon with a compass and a ruler if a circle is given. This will be useful for certain exercises and can also be applied when you do not need to have a specific size for the sides. Draw a circle with the compass its radius being A and with its center being A B.

## How do you draw a circle around the Pentagon?

Draw an arc with the compass from AG through to B, and the other way until it hits the side of the circle at C. Now we have three of the 5 points of the pentagon, A, B, and C. Now, walk the compass around the circle by either pinning it at B or C, with distance AB = AC, and finding D and E. Connect up ABDECA and you have the pentagon.

## Which is the correct way to build the Pentagon?

First, begin with a circle as usual. Pick a point anywhere on the circle, say X, and with the straightedge draw a line through O, the center, until it intersects the circle again at X’. The radius of the circle is OX = OX’. Let this distance be 1. Next, bisect the line XX’ with the compass.

**Can you draw a pentagram instead of a pentagon?**

Now you have a pentagon. If you want to draw a pentagram, instead of a pentagon: Instead of joining adjacent points together, you have to join each point with the two opposite points. Erase the circle when you no longer need it as a guide. You can also draw a pentagon with a compass and a ruler if a circle is given.